Spring has sprung in the NW. Which means that many of us are ready to jump out of our winter hibernation and into outdoor fitness, sports and recreation activities.
Here’s a tip from your friendly Bellevue dentist. When you and your family get out there to recreate and play, consider wearing a sports mouth guard.
Why? Each year more than 5 million teeth get knocked out, or loosened due to recreational and sports activities.
And this isn’t limited to organized sports. There are plenty of dental injuries that happen every spring and summer from mountain biking, rollerblading, pick-up basketball games, skateboarding. Even playing ultimate frisbee!
Whether you’re young of age, or young at heart, you have 32 great reasons to wear a sports mouthguard when you’re out there playing. Well, maybe just 28 reasons, if you’ve had your wisdom teeth pulled.
The American Dental Association recommends wearing a mouthguard while practicing or playing certain sports, as well as many recreational activities – handball, weightlifting (teeth clenching!), and even surfing make the list. Here’s how your mouth guard protects you.
Unlike the boil and bite mouthguards that you can buy at the store, our mouthguards are designed to conform to your teeth and jawline. They’re comfortable to wear, don’t disrupt your air flow, and they good too (pick a color!)
When you’re out there playing, please don’t forget to bring your new sports mouth guard. Keep your teeth securely in your mouth, and not on the field. It’s a small price to pay for a lot of protection.
Add a custom sports mouth guard to your arsenal of rec gear will serve you and your family well. Ask us about our mouthguards during your next visit with us, or schedule an appointment – just give us a call at (425) 957-4700 or reach out to us online.